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‘Pokemon Tretta’ Trademark Surfaces, Scratching Of Heads Ensues

Another new Pokemon trademark! Who or what does this mean? Thinking caps at the ready!

Nintendo fans can’t move for Pokemon news these days, from unlikely yet intriguing crossovers to the upcoming Black & White 2 sequels.

But there’s more on the way, it seems, with the mysterious discovery of a new trademarked title, this being Pokemon Tretta.

Pokemon Tretta TradeMark

Mysterious! Ooooo...

Siliconera have brought to light this most noggin-scratch-inspiring development from the All About Pokmon Figure blog. Alongside the trademarks for Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2, the hitherto-unknown Pokemon Tretta has emerged.

As you’ll no doubt see, the writing style of the curious new logo is a new twist on the usual Pokemon style. Not just this, but the series symbol, the iconic Pokeball, is shooting stars all magical-like.

Speculation is, of course, rife at this development. The Pokemon Figure blog ponders the possibilities of ‘Tretta’ referring to bikes (hey, we’ve seen weirder… honestly, who saw Pokemon in feudal Japan coming?).

Meanwhile, Siliconera’s own comment sections have gamers puzzled also. Suggestions are coming in that this could be a Tetris Attack or other sort of puzzle-based game.

Heck, maybe both are right and it’s a game about matching coloured bicycles. Um, with Pokemon riding them. Or something. Okay, maybe not.

Either way, with no release date, no further clues and not even a format set (so effectively we don’t even know if it’s for 3DS), the ball really is in the air for this one. Or the Pokeball is in the air, shall we say.

Whatever the outcome, rest assured we’ve got our eyes on things. Pokemon continues to be a compelling, broadly appealing brand ever since it burst onto the scene in the late 1990s. After all this time, it still only takes as little as a filed trademark to stir up a frenzy of curiosity about the franchise’s next direction.

So, Pokefans, what’s your verdict? What do you think the mysterious Pokemon Tretta is all about?

By on 22 March 2012
Salubriously silly indie-novelist Tony likes Nintendo, doodling cartoons and various rambunctious shenanigans. His handheld of choice is the Cosmo Black 3DS, he tweets nonsense over on @HeyTonyOfficial, and a Norwich coffee shop has named a sandwich after him.

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  1. sausage link to the past says:

    there have been so many unique and different pokemon games (snap, stadium, mystery dungeon, ranger, trozei, dash, just to name a few) I can’t imagine this game will be like anything we’ve seen. I hope it will be a fresh new take on a beloved series.

  2. Teal says:

    We don’t even know if it’s a GAME. It could be a new merchandising series etc.

  3. Chris007 says:

    Hopefully not a Japan exclusive title.

  4. Jason says:

    The logo makes me think of pinball

    • usama says:

      i agree with you it looks like pinball

      • Kite says:

        Exactly what I thought after seeing the pokeball logo :3

        I just bought a used copy of pokemon pinbal ruby/saphire for gba cause I love pokemon pinball 😀

        I’d like to see a new verion of the Pokemon Pinball games 😀

  5. Me. says:

    More surprises from Pokémon! As always, I’m looking forward to finding out more!

  6. Red Joker says:

    Tretta refers to …. bike ?
    Anyone thinks about a bike racing game ?


  7. C-Olimar says:

    Nintendo are now making up colours for Pokemon games. It was only a matter of time.

  8. Coreykun667 says:

    Could be anything. Remember how unexpected Pokemon Trozei and Pokemon Dash were? 😛 I’d rather have remakes of Ruby and Sapphire instead though.

  9. Aaron says:

    They don’t know about the Tretta trademark? Aww man…now i’ll NEVER catch ’em all…

  10. Moiso says:

    More and more of the same… surprise me please..

  11. AbuJaffer says:

    The stars refer to what happens when a Pokemon is captured, where three stars come out of the Pokeball. There’s even a Pokeball theme (from SoulSilver/HeartGold) that has the stars imprinted on the Pokeball, which was a nice touch.

    I’m just going to let this tidbit of information slide; I’m not getting excited about anything more than concrete details. Until E3, that is.

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